Sunday, 6 November 2011

Paella My Way...

I was craving paella!
I wanted my paella to be fast, low carb, and tasty!


Serves: 3

14 Large Fresh Prawns (de-shelled)
2 Medium bits of a white fish diced (I used monk)
1 Large Red Onion (diced)
1 Large Red Capsicum (diced)
1 red chili (diced fine)
4 Garlic Cloves (diced fine)
5 Sprigs of Cilantro (roughly chopped)
2 Heaped tsp of smoked paprika
2 Pinches of Saffron
1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
1 Tsp Fresh ground pepper corns
5 Medium Parsnips (blended in a food processor until rice like shape)
1/2 cup Organic Chicken Stock (I used fish) 
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
2 tbsp Olive oil to start the cooking

 1. Saute the red onion and capsicum in your olive oil on a high heat until color just changes.

 2. Add your fish, prawns, garlic and chili. Just searing the out side of your seafood. Brining your pan back to a high heat, and following by adding your stock and lemon juice. Allow to simmer.

 3. Once your seafood is just cooked add the smoked paprika, saffron, salt and pepper. Fold until combined.

4. Remove your pan from heat and add your cilantro and parsnip "rice". The pan should still be hot enough to just cook your "rice" and soak up all those flavors!

Serve this meal with a summer drink and loads of lemon! You could add plenty more fish, scollops etc!